Basil Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Fragrant with big basil flavour

In the sunny groves of Puglia where this gorgeous oil is made, olives and basil grow side by side.

When the basil is big and bushy, it’s picked by hand and added to the virgin pressing of the last harvests olives. Left to infuse, the rich extra virgin oil and fragrant leaves soon produce this beautiful flavoured oil.

Add some intense basil flavour to a homemade mayonnaise, pour over a fresh salad of tomato, basil and buffalo mozzarella.

Also available in 100ml bottles as part of our Three Measures of Pleasure gift set or for something spectacular try our Well Oiled Hamper

Produced & bottled in Puglia, Italy

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Nutrition

Typical Value per 100g
  • Energy3389kcal/824kcal
  • Total Fat92g
  • (of which saturates)3.0g
  • Carbohydrate0.0g
  • (of which sugars)0.0g
  • Protein0.0g
  • Salt0.0g

Ingredients

Extra virgin olive oil, basil (1%).

Allergy Advice

Suitable for vegetarians

Storage

Store in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight

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A life of care & attention for the land and a drive for sustainable "goodness"

Danilo Manco has been making his own award-winning blends of olive oils since 2001, and for as long as he can remember with his family before then. At Makers and Merchants we love his sense of provenance, his care and attention for the land and traditional manufacturing process, as well as his divine olive oil blends, infusions and balsamics.

Originally from Puglia in southern Italy, Danilo’s life is intimately connected to the seasonal rhythm of olive growing. He inherited his skills from his father and grandfather but he traces his passion to a life changing epiphany as a young boy harvesting olives with his grandfather. Frustrated by his own slow olive picking, 

he picked up a wooden stick and started to thrash at the olive branches. His grandfather stopped his attack and asked him how he would feel if the stick was used in the same way on him. And in that seminal moment a life lesson in good husbandry was learned, and a drive for sustainable “goodness” born.

He believes that what tastes good should also ‘be good’, so all his products are carefully hand picked at just the right stage of ripeness, traditionally stone cold-pressed at the local mill, and kept free of colourants, additives and anything else that interferes with the authentic natural flavours derived from the Italian countryside.

Puglia stretches down the heel of the boot making it a land somewhat apart from the rest of Italy, but nothing could be further than the truth. Steeped in ancient history and surrounded by the sun drenched Adriatic, it is an important agricultural region sprinkled with small artisan producers creating some of the finest olive oils in the world. We are very proud to be working with these amazing producers.

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